Despite vaccination effectiveness, May blasts the UK for its “incomprehensible” travel restrictions.
Boris Johnson’s travel restrictions were slammed by Theresa May, who said it is “incomprehensible” that liberties are being denied to Britons despite the massive number of vaccines.
The former prime minister urged the government to be “open and honest” with the public about the future, including the fact that “we will not eradicate” Covid-19 from the UK.
Mrs May stated that Covid deaths will continue in the future and emphasized the thousands of flu deaths that occur each year in the United Kingdom.
If ministers argue that international travel cannot be reopened until there are no new varieties of the virus anywhere in the world, people in the UK will also “never be allowed to travel abroad ever again,” Mrs May warned.
People arriving in the UK from a green tier nation are not needed to self-isolate, however those entering from an amber tier nation, such as France, Spain, or Italy, must quarantine for 10 days at home.
Travel to nations on the red list is prohibited.
Mrs May said the Government had failed to deliver on its promise to put in place internationally-agreed standard health measures by June 2020, during a general debate on the aviation, travel, and tourist industries.
There is a vaccination this year, but travel is not possible. I’m not sure why the government is taking this attitude.
“One year on, we are no further along – indeed, what we have is a destroyed sector, jobs destroyed, and global Britain closed for business,” the Conservative MP said. We’ve gone backwards in addition to not moving forward.
“Despite the fact that we now have over 50% of the adult population vaccinated – a fantastic program – we are now restricted in our travel more than we were last year.
“I went to Switzerland in August and South Korea in September in 2020 because there was no vaccination and travel was allowed; this year, there is a vaccine but travel is not possible. I’m not sure why the government is taking this stance.”
Mrs May questioned the “mixed” messaging surrounding travel to nations on the amber list, calling the system “chaotic.”
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